Friday, March 20

EB Swap - My partner, twinklemoon!

So the partner that I sewed for was twinklemoon's little blue fish :) Check out her blog to see what I made!

I can't wait for our next swap!

Here's some of my pics, though seriously check the link above for cute action pics!

This is how I wrapped it up, including my little card (It was folded. Don't ya love the dragonfly? It's so cute! - sorry about the photo being sideways though.)

This is the scoodie (scarf + hoodie) it looks great on (again. check twinklemoons blog! her son makes a great lil model!) Though I just made up the pattern as I went (I'd made one previously for Jasmine, so I guess I'd done it before.. just in a larger size this time). I made cute little bear ears too this time :)

This is the lion design that my boyfriend made up for me, I just had to print it on my special paper and iron it onto the shirt. I was a bit disappointed that the transparent section was tinted instead of clear, but ah well.

These are the overalls I made. It had so many things to sew! like 18 pieces to cut out and put together, plus all the button holes and top-stitching. I only used a single needle, but next time I'm definitely going to try a twin-needle and save half the time.

Here's a bit of a closeup of the fabric and buttons on the overalls:

EB Swap - Update Photo

Alright, here it is as promised, my lil possum wearing her EB clothes made from DaniL :)

ETA - couldn't resist putting a pic of lil Jas asleep, passed out minutes after the first one was taken (poor thing was so tired, hence no happy smile like she usually has)

EB swap - opening day!

So I've been participating in my first sewing swap with a group of lovely ladies from EssentialBaby. There's a heap of us involved and we're all sewing an item for someone else. It has been one of the best challenges I've had lately, as I chose to make a complex garment simply because I thought "it looked cool" hahaha.. I'd say it was a big mistake, but it wasn't because I learned so much.

Anyway.. my package has been sent off and I'm waiting eagerly to see if the person I sewed it for likes it. I'm worried about how it will fit, I have a feeling it might be too big, but at least her son can grow into it!

Here's the beautifully package I received myself from the lovely DaniL :) I couldn't wait to open it! And the card is just gorgeous, so are the ribbons and fabric!

And here's the ultra soft and cuddling bonds t-shirt with this adorable birdie applique!

And here's the matching -reversible- skirt!

Tell me that isn't the most beautiful handmade outfit you've ever seen, I'm stoked and can't wait to dress my lil girl up in it, it looks like a perfect fit! I'll put it on after her bath and upload some more photos soon.

Thank you so much Dani!! I love it and really appreciate your choice of clothes and patterns and how well it was made too :) Thanks for making this a really enjoyable first swap!